Years Ago

20 years ago

Homer City Council member Mike Yourkowski pulled a resolution from the agenda that would have opposed action by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to cut the halibut allocation for the guided sport charter fleet. Don Lane, president of the North Pacific Fisheries Association, a commercial fishing group, said he didn’t think the council should choose sides in a halibut allocation issue. Yourkowski said that wasn’t his intent.

— From the issue of Jan. 27, 2000

30 years ago

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust held a meeting at the Homer Senior Center to discuss getting more trails in Homer. Kenton Bloom of KHLT said a 1985 trails plan was shelved because the city didn’t back it out of fears of legal liability. Bloom said one step to speed up the process is mapping existing trails such as homesteader trails with the goal of getting them platted.

“We already have trails here, but few of them have legitimacy,” Bloom said.

— From the issue of Jan. 25, 1990

50 years ago

Homer Police responded to two burglaries. On Jan. 17 Howard Myhill, a pharmacist at Vern Mutch Drug, reported finding the glass door broken. As he called police two suspects ran out of the building. Drugs and other items were taken. Early on Jan. 20, police arrested a 31-year-old Homer man for burglary and being drunk in public at the Waterfront Bar and Dining.

Homer Electric Association announced it had passed a rate reduction of 5.6%, a savings of $1.7 million to customers.

— From the issue of Jan. 22, 1970